Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team embraces esports and offers unique sailing prize for  VR J Boats Portugal Trophy.

With many of us confined to our homes in this difficult time, the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team and the sailing community will come together for a virtual regatta this weekend. The J Boats Portugal VR Series will take part from March 27-29.  

Over 200 sailors will take part, using the Virtual Regatta In-Shore App. The winner will receive a unique sailing experience on board the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team VO65 Racing for the Planet boat when training resumes later this year, in preparation for the next edition of The Ocean Race.

Paulo Mirpuri, founder of Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, said: “At this difficult time, the community is showing itself to be passionate and creative in how we come together and embrace our sport. With much of the world in lockdown, it is more important than ever to remain connected, positive and look to the future.”

“We are proud to support this weekend’s exciting racing and to offer the winner of this highly competitive event with a real-world sailing experience on board our VO65 Racing for the Planet boat, when we hit the water once again later this year.”

Registration for the race is open until 1800 UTC today (March 26 2020) via this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeidH3mnqiKbo_cetOaC7eAOmtJ1HE5IwSuk_OCQ81cPXsQVg/viewform

VRSS rules for the series are available to download here: https://we.tl/t-3lui0S31HO